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A beautiful front embellishment made from handcrafted material brought back from Guatemala!

Weaving is still very important within the contemporary Mayan cultures in Guatemala, and fabrics are all woven by hand using a backstrap loom, a tradition which predates the arrival of the Spanish in the Americas by centuries. Today the art is passed down among the female family members, and often the design swatches themselves are handed down from generation to generation. The younger women count individual stitches to learn how to weave the patterns.

Guatemalan fabrics always carry a deeper meaning than is immediately evident. The designs themselves are representative of the worldview of the Maya. For example, they may include geometric designs which reference the four cardinal directions and thereby the Earth itself, and there are many nature motifs which signal the Maya's enduring connection to their land and surroundings. The colors are often important as well, each bearing a special meaning which varies according to the weaver herself.

The geometric motif and brightly colored design of this fabric is indicative of its K'iche' origins, a Mayan group that is well-known for their beautiful weaving designs. The motif of a diamond with a speck in the middle is important to the Maya because it often indicates the four cardinal directions of the Earth, with its center or "heart" in the middle. This a concept of the Earth is not only widely held among contemporary Maya, but it actually dates back to the Popol Wuj (the famous Mayan spiritual text which tells the story of creation), which repeatedly invokes ruk'u'x kaj ruk'u'x ulew - heart of sky, heart of Earth. This fabric was originally a wide belt that would have been used for ceremonial purposes.

The Annabelle Includes:
2 small outside side pockets
1 large back pocket perfect for a changing pad*
4 inside pockets

Annabelle Diaper Bag Measurements:
Height/Tall - 12"
Width/Across - 14"
Depth/Side - 5"

It is a beautiful and functional bag! Perfect for a baby shower gift. A bag that works with either gender!

Machine washable, may need some ironing once dried
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Guatemalan Fabric embellished Diaper Bag

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Material: cotton
  • Feedback: 46 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from Minnesota, United States.
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